CIDAN RAPIDO metal shear

CIDAN RAPIDO metal shear

Via the CutLink control panel you easily set gauge dimensions, quantity and all the operations of the machine. No unnecessary commands, a minimum of keystrokes and the guillotine will do precisely what you want.


LED cutting line light as standard on RAPIDO shear.  The LED lights allow operators to easily see the cut line of the shear enabling easier ability to cut tapered blanks.  The top of the hold-down bar has laser-cut viewing slots so that there is a clear line of sight for this unique feature.



Table extension 800 mm, for easier handling of larger sheets (option).

CIDAN RAPIDO metal shear is an electrical guillotine shear that works fully independent of oil or hydraulics and emphasizes our philosophy regarding the environment with very little energy and low noise output. The drive system with eccentrics, pulldown rods, and hold down system which can be positioned as close as 30 mm from the knives allow for easy and expedient trimming of narrow strips. The CIDAN RAPIDO metal shear is equipped with the CutLink control system, capable of saving several programs, automatically shifting the machine from one step to the next. This already well-equipped machine also has a wide range of options including different back gauge and sheet handling systems.

  • Shear can cut all material qualities – mild steel from 0,4 mm (28 gauge) up to 2,5 mm (13 gauge) without any settings at all and the blade gap stays the same.
  • Fully mechanical, electrical, no use of oil – not hydraulic.
  • Drive system with eccentrics and pulldown rod connected to the upper blade beam.
  • Material is clamped between the table and the hold down beam. The beam has a rubber strip to protect sensitive material from getting marks.
  • Standard squaring arm and table extension (option).
  • Different modes of cutting – single cuts, continuous cuts.
  • Sheet handling system called return to sender will deliver the cutoff sheet to the front for easy accessibility.
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  • RAPIDO with delivery to rear

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Model Working length Material thickness Speed Weight
  mm (“) Steel mm (ga) Stainless Steel mm (ga) Aluminum mm(“) Cuts/min kg lbs)
RAPIDO 13 1350 (53) 3.50 (10) 2.0 (14) 5.00 (0.196) 35 1400  (3100)
RAPIDO 26 2600 (102) 2.50 (13) 1.6 (16) 3.7 (0.145) 35 1950 (4300)
RAPIDO 32 3200 (126) 2.50 (13) 1.6 (16) 3.7 (0.145) 35 2100 (4630)
RAPIDO 41 4100 (161) 1.50 (16) 0.6 (24) 2.2 (0.08) 35 2500 (5511)
  • 750 mm motorized back gauge with CutLink control system
  • Single or continuous stroke control
  • Double edged blades
  • LED cutting line light
  • Finger protection
  • Squaring arms on both sides, 380 mm with scale
  • Table with scored measuring lines
  • Spring loaded hold down beam
  • Button to start the cut at the electrical cabinet
  • Foot pedal to start cut
  • Pneumatic sheet support including return plate (blanks to front side of shear)

Motorized back gauge with CutLink control system and ball screws 1000 mm.


The moveable material wagon is offered as an alternative to fixed return plate for return to sender option. Easily move cut material to another workstation with this option. Plus, it can be picked up with a forklift. Features include: lockable wheels and removable handle.

The sheet support is pneumatically controlled for maximum control. This option means that cut off material delivers on rails with rolls to the rear of the machine. The back gauge is 1000 mm and also equipped with a fixed return plate, where narrow cut off material will be delivered to the front of the machine depending on material, type, width and thickness (return to sender).
Not an option for RAPIDO 13 and 41.

Extra rails with rolls for pneumatic sheet support with delivery to rear, max 14 rails for RAPIDO 26 and 16 rails for RAPIDO 32.

Suitable when cutting a lot of soft and sensitive material.

Fixed protective device on the back of the machine, rear fixed or with lightguard


Squaringarm with or without T-groove and tilt stop. Available in lengths of 1000 mm and 2500 mm for RAPIDO.

  Extendable table extension for RAPIDO, 800 mm (option).

Forced cooling of the cuttingmotor for continuous high volume cutting